Alma J. Orner, 86, of Shippensburg, died on Saturday,
July 23, 2011, at her son’s James home in Shippensburg. She was born on Friday, March 20, 1925, in Hockersville, a daughter
of the late Samuel S. and Helen (Stum) Rice and the widow of Harold R. Orner, who died Dec. 20, 2002.
Alma was a 1942 graduate of Carlisle High School
and attended the former Carlisle Commercial College. She was a loving and devoted homemaker, a member of Centerville Lutheran
Church and a life member of the Penn Township Fire Company’s Ladies Auxiliary.
She is survived by four sons; Chester S. (and
his wife, Kathy) Orner of Las Vegas, NV, Joey L. Orner of Shippensburg, James R. (and his wife, Kim) Orner of Shippensburg
and John W. (and his wife, Beth) Orner of Mechanicsburg, one daughter, Mary Ann Danner of Shippensburg, one brother, Merle
C. Rice of Carlisle, seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death
by three brothers, Roger, Cyrus and Harold Rice, one sister, Genevieve Orner and one grandson, Nicholas Orner.
Private graveside services will held in the Westminster
Cemetery, Carlisle with Rev. Jerri Morton officiating. Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Centerville Lutheran Church, 1874 Walnut Bottom Rd., Newville, PA 17241.
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My wife and I send our condolence
Aunt Alma's children,
my cousins and your families.
We were so very blessed to see your mother at Betty's funeral
11, 2010. We know that she had a full life and was a faithful believer in Jesus and the promises. Therefore she
will live on. We however will have to live with memories until we see her again. Aunt Alma was very special to
me as was your dad Uncle Davy.
I will be praying tonight and in the days ahead for the pain of her passing to soften and
the memories to grow ever stronger.
Cousin Gary [Kathy] Orner
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